Today we have only thanks …

Dear Opening Act Community, 

I am speechless by the outpouring of support received during the #POWEROF20 campaign. Thanks to you, young people across New York City and beyond are engaging with arts-based, healing-centered programming. Thanks to you, students and alums continue to have access to critical college and career support. And thanks to you, Opening Act for All will launch beyond the building, bringing arts education to anyone, anywhere!

Ebenezer Arthur (OA alum and staff member) created this short video of thanks that wonderfully captures our gratitude for your support and our collective commitment to building community.


The #POWEROF20 campaign is not possible without #P20 Leaders. These incredible, forthright individuals volunteer their time, passion, and energy to make sure that young people across NYC and beyond have consistent, joyful, and hopeful programming.

In just a few days we have some very exciting announcements to share with you so, please stay tuned!! But, today, we take a moment to celebrate with great applause this powerful community … Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Onwards and upwards,

Zareta Ricks
Executive Director